Wachovia Sign Comes Down

By: Joel Ward, chief engineer, Carter

Over the weekend, the huge block letters of the Wachovia sign came off the 171 17th Street office tower in Atlantic Station, Carter’s headquarters. 

Wachovia sign For those of you who missed the sign being removed Saturday morning, it was quite a sight to watch the helicopters taking down the letters one by one.

Wells Fargo acquired Wachovia in late 2008 and has been working to rebrand Wachovia branches and buildings under the Wells Fargo name. The bank has put up “Wells Fargo” signs at local branches, but they remain covered by temporary “Wachovia” signs.

Wells Fargo spokesperson Jay Lawrence told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the new sign will be the largest on any Wells Fargo building in the country.

For now, the building will remain sign-less until the new red-and-gold Wells Fargo sign is installed Oct. 16-17. 

The official lighting ceremony will take place on the evening of Oct. 26.

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